The Pell Project exists because undocumented, college-bound students do not have access to federal financial aid.
We provide undocumented students with a significant private scholarship, equivalent to the US Pell Grant to break down economic barriers to college.
Six states consider undocumented students to be out of state or international students and charge them out-of-state or international rates. Some bar undocumented students from receiving financial aid.
65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school each year
5-10% of undocumented high school graduates attend college